Halligan’s can help transform your cold and drafty fireplace into an eco-friendly and stylish fireplace insert. Brick and stone fireplaces consume a volume of heated air from other rooms in your home and draw in cold air. It can also create high levels of smoke inside and outside your home. Halligan’s Hearth and Home has a better solution! A gas, wood or pellet fireplace insert is a super-efficient heater that can cut your energy bills by as much as 40%.
When you visit Halligans, be sure to bring in a picture of your current fire feature OR where you want to add your new hearth appliance to share with us during your consultation. Also, download directions on How-to Measure your current fireplace or the space where you want your new fireplace insert to go. This information is helpful in providing the best recommendations for your new fire feature.
- Benefits: Natural and available. Wood can supplement furnace usage and reduce heating costs up to 30%.
- Fire Characteristics: Expect robust, steady fires. Our wood products deliver powerful heating performance and efficiency.
- Fire Starting: Paper, kindling, and a fire-starting log are effective.
- Type of Heat: Adding more fuel will immediately increase convective heat. Radiant heat will remain steady.
- Fuel Storage & Handling: Dry storage is important. A cord of wood is stacked 4'x4'x8'. On average, a 1,500 sq. ft. home will require 2-4 cords per season.
- Benefits: Gas Inserts are convenient. You are able to quickly turn the fire on or off, adjust flame height and fire intensity.
- Fire Characteristics: Gas fires are consistent and controllable by design. You choose the fire's intensity.
- Fire Starting: Flip a switch or grab your remote. It's that easy.
- Type of Heat: Gas inserts allow you to enjoy a steady mix of both radiant and convective heat.
- Fuel Storage & Handling: Natural gas for your insert is piped directly to your home by a gas utility. Propane gas is stored on site in an above or below ground tank which is refilled by an LP gas provider.
- Benefits: Low particulate emissions due to high burn efficiency and density of the fuel.
- Fire Characteristics: Most pellet units have much higher combustion and heating efficiencies.
- Fire Starting: Some units have automatic ignition while others need you to manually light the pellets.
- Type of Heat: Adding more fuel increase convective heat. Radiant heat will remain steady.
- Fuel Storage & Handling: Dry storage is suggested. Pellet fuel is normally sold in 40-pound bags. Normal usage is 3-4 tons a year, about 150 - 200 bags. Bags are often sold as 1 ton on a pallet.